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by Tadpole
7 May 2017 19:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local plant sales
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Re: Local plant sales

Thank you both.

And great news for Sydenham gardens, only wish I could have been there.
by Tadpole
7 May 2017 07:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local plant sales
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Local plant sales

Does anyone know dates for local plant sales this year? I wasn't free yesterday to get to Sydenham gardens spring fair. Kent house allotments...........21st May 11am ? CND.......................................13th May 2pm ? Wells Park.............................. Horinmans............................
by Tadpole
10 Mar 2017 19:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car break in
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: Car break in

There were 3 car break ins in Collingtree rd ( off Kirkdale, just round the corner from the SE23 ones) 3 weeks ago. 2 reported to the police and me who didn't bother. Mine is an old car and they got 5 year old sat nav in the glove box (which I've used 3 times so replaced with an up to date map) and ...
by Tadpole
30 Aug 2016 18:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 30175

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

stuart wrote:
80% of drivers admitted in an RAC survey that they speeded regulary.
The only reference I can find to that is 80% of company car driver on motorways.
http://www.rac.co.uk/press-centre#/pres ... ng-1241495
by Tadpole
30 Aug 2016 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 30175

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

It's not going to stop speeding cars. As I said earlier it's not normal people who speed it's the d**k heads who do and don't care. My son aged 12, many moons ago, was hit by a speeding car in our road as he crossed. Dropping the speed limit isn't going to stop that sort of thing happening. From the...
by Tadpole
28 Aug 2016 11:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 30175

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

Tadpole If it does reduce courier deliveries to the area , then wonderful news. Continued delivered to flats , being asked to take parcels in for others. I use local shops and do not buy on internet. I try to save local jobs . Less Vans making deliveries great great great. Deliveries include to the...
by Tadpole
27 Aug 2016 21:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 30175

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

Reducing the speed limit is going to make naff all difference to the cars flooring it and then breaking sharply in my road and others around here. I've had 3 do that in the last 25 mins and will probably continue 'till the early hours. It's not the law abiding citizens that cause accidents, it's the...
by Tadpole
24 Aug 2016 07:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 30175

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

The daftest markings for 20mph has to be at the start of Recreation Road, the cul de sac that leads into Mayow Park.
The road is 8 houses long. I'd be hard pushed to get to 20mph after turning the corner without doing an emergency stop before hitting the gates. Waste of money putting it there.
by Tadpole
10 Aug 2015 14:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lack of post in Sydenham?
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: Lack of post in Sydenham?

I have put in several complaints to the Forest Hill sorting office over the last month and was told that they had made changes to the rounds in SE26. For example, I've had 'signed for' card left, arrived the next day at sorting office to collect it, only to be told they didn't have it, nor did they ...
by Tadpole
21 Jul 2015 22:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: IBS Bakery
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

Re: IBS Bakery

According to the note in their window, they've been repossessed my hubby said when he went there there other day.
by Tadpole
12 Jun 2014 21:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Refuse services in Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

Re: Refuse services in Sydenham

My brother lives in a flat above a shop in Highgate, so not local but does give you some info. He can put any rubbish out in black bags and leave it my a lamp post Monday to Friday after 8pm and it's collected by midnight. He is not required to recycle anything due to limited storage space within th...
by Tadpole
11 Jun 2014 21:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police cars blocked off Kirkdale tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Police cars blocked off Kirkdale tonight

When My husband got home from work at 8ish the police had cars across the roundabout to block off access to Kirkdale and the same at the junction with Collingtree Road.
Anyone know what happened?
by Tadpole
10 Jun 2014 21:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: when your sofa becomes trade waste
Replies: 8
Views: 3848

Re: when your sofa becomes trade waste

They're very nice there. I should pay £3 to dump waste as I'm not in their borough but they usually look at my 1 item and wave me through. I even took a small bag of rubble there and expected it to be weighed and charged for the weight but again I was waved on. It would cost me more than £3 in petro...
by Tadpole
8 Jun 2014 18:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 22523

Re: Stabbing on a train

I don't think ID cards would work, they'll only forge them.
by Tadpole
8 Jun 2014 18:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Project Zanzibar–creating a venue that’s right for Sydenham
Replies: 70
Views: 28854

Re: Project Zanzibar–creating a venue that’s right for Syden

Yes, they started making a noise earlier last night. Finally drifted off around 3am only to be woken by my alarm clock at 7am.
by Tadpole
5 Jun 2014 22:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 22523

Re: Stabbing on a train

I don't understand why anyone would object to stop and search. If you have nothing to hide then it's a few minutes of your life taken up, but the next few minutes of someone else's life taken up by being searched could have saved yours another day. My son is in his early 30's and since mid 90's when...
by Tadpole
5 Jun 2014 19:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hall Drive
Replies: 26
Views: 8637

Re: Hall Drive

If it's a public right of way, then they can't stop anyone using it. If it's not then they can.
by Tadpole
1 Jun 2014 10:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: fatal stabbing in Wells Park Road.
Replies: 92
Views: 32928

Re: fatal stabbing in Wells Park Road.

It's made BBC news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27655016 The road is still blocked off and plenty of police there still. For those who think bringing the police back on the street will help, it won't. I've lived here since '62 and as a teenager in the 70's I can assure you there were...